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Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast

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Top Tips For Cutting Your Central Heating Costs Fast
Central heating is a luxury which many homeowners take for granted, yet, the cost of running it can be astronomical. According to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the average household will spend between 5 and 22% of their post-tax income on energy costs. This is a significant figure which many can’t afford, or simply don’t want to spend on heating their homes. Therefore, when you’re moving up the property ladder or buying your first home in Cornelius, here’s how to cut your central heating bill.

Regularly service & maintain your furnace
You’ll likely be one of the many Cornelius, NC Real Estate households heating and cooling your home via a central furnace. With this type of heating, it’s essential that your furnace is kept in excellent condition to ensure optimum performance. A furnace consists of lots of intricate parts which need to be handled with care, therefore, it’s recommended you get a professional HVAC contractor to inspect and tune-up your furnace to help you in  cutting your central heating costs fast. Most maintenance companies recommend an annual service, so make sure you pop a reminder to book an appointment onto your calendar each year to prevent your central heating costs from being negatively impacted. In between services, a gentle dusting should suffice to keep everything in good working order.

Only heat required rooms
Residents in North Carolina can expect to spend, on average, $272 a month on their energy bills, so, the last thing you want to do is shell out any more than you really have to. When you put your heating on, make sure that it’s only set to heat up the room or rooms in your property which are being used. Doing this can save you hundreds in the long run, it prevents heat being wasted and it’s much better for the environment too. To further save cash and cutting your central heating costs, switch off your heating when you’re not home and consider turning it off or down when you’re heading to bed.

Make home improvements
When you purchase a Cornelius, NC Single Family Home for Sale, make sure you find out from The Martin Real Estate Team, the type of heating system in place. Once you’ve got the keys to your new property, you’ll likely want to put your own stamp on your new place, however, don’t forget to keep some funds aside to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Insulation is a great way of trapping heat in your home when it’s most needed and will help to cool it down during the balmy summer months. It’s also worth fitting seal leaks to air ducts to prevent heat from escaping. Holes in walls from television cables and similar will also allow cold air in and heat out, so it’s worth filling these in or reducing the size of them.

Running central heating can be costly, therefore, homeowners in Cornelius, North Carolina should take steps to lower their bills and their usage. This is easily achieved with regular maintenance, choosing to heat just the rooms in your home which are in use and by making smart home improvements. By following these steps, it won’t be long before your heating bill significantly reduces.

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Cornelius Homes for Sale

Cornelius homes

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22350 Country Club Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $1,799,000 (2077 sqft)
Subdivision: Country Club Shores
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Gene McKinney | MLS # 3731756 | Active
19427 Hill Street -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $129,900 (576 sqft)
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Gene McKinney | MLS # 3729626 | Active
16602 Flying Jib Road -- 6 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $6,499,000 (9894 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Carlyle Properties | MLS # 3730910 | Active
17002 Freshwater Lane -- 6 BR, 6.3 BA
Price: $5,600,000 (8027 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3716941 | Active
16505 Jetton Road -- 5 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $4,999,999 (8127 sqft)
Subdivision: Lake Norman
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Lead 2 Real Estate | MLS # 3681168 | Active
18300 Mainsail Pointe Drive -- 6 BR, 7.1 BA
Price: $4,500,000 (7384 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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HM Properties | MLS # 3726045 | Active
19040 Brigadoon Place -- 4 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $3,680,000 (4106 sqft)
Subdivision: Crescent Land and Timber
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Homecoin.com | MLS # 3736454 | Active
21123 Torrence Chapel Road -- 5 BR, 5.3 BA
Price: $3,600,000 (8249 sqft)
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3448085 | Active
20540 Bethelwood Lane -- 4 BR, 3.2 BA
Price: $2,500,000 (0 sqft)
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Titan Realty, Inc. | MLS # 3722521 | Active
20107 Bascom Ridge Drive -- 4 BR, 5.2 BA
Price: $2,100,000 (7422 sqft)
Subdivision: Crown Harbor
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Premier Sothebys | MLS # 3673218 | Active
17519 Jetton Road -- 5 BR, 4.1 BA
Price: $1,980,500 (6815 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3701067 | Active
17535 Springwinds Drive -- 4 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $1,590,000 (2940 sqft)
Subdivision: The Peninsula
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Wilkinson ERA Real | MLS # 3733234 | Active
19617 Bustle Road -- 2 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $1,386,000 (1799 sqft)
Subdivision: Diane Shores
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Realty Dynamics Inc. | MLS # 3736806 | Active
16215 Sasanoa Drive -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $1,300,000 (2898 sqft)
Subdivision: Sterling Pointe
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EXP REALTY LLC | MLS # 3727682 | Active
21308 Norman Shores Drive -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $850,000 (1562 sqft)
Subdivision: Norman Shores
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Ivester Jackson | MLS # 3727739 | Active
12024 Cambridge Square Drive -- 3 BR, 3.1 BA
Price: $759,900 (3082 sqft)
Subdivision: Cambridge Square
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Realty ONE Group | MLS # 3672099 | Active
21904 Torrence Chapel Road -- 6 BR, 4 BA
Price: $590,000 (4363 sqft)
Subdivision: Torrence Chapel Estates
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Opendoor Brokerage LLC | MLS # 3739526 | Active
21204 Island Forest Drive -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $585,000 (2270 sqft)
Subdivision: Island Forest
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EXP REALTY LLC | MLS # 3728510 | Active
21619 Torrence Chapel Road -- 4 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $489,000 (3013 sqft)
Subdivision: Torrence Chapel Estates
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Main Sale Realty | MLS # 3734845 | Active
17201 Chardonnay Court -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $430,000 (2167 sqft)
Subdivision: Bordeaux
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3727591 | Active

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Cornelius Townhomes and Condos for Sale

Cornelius condos

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19827 Henderson Road -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $269,900 (1050 sqft)
Complex: Windward
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John Rhodes | MLS # 3740842 | Active
20611 Cutter Court -- 3 BR, 2.1 BA
Price: $719,000 (2198 sqft)
Complex: Pointe Regatta
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Leonard Ryden Burr | MLS # 3700039 | Active
17810 Half Moon Lane -- 3 BR, 2 BA
Price: $519,900 (1361 sqft)
Complex: Half Moon Bay
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Puma & Associates | MLS # 3708768 | Active
21045 Cornelia Grove Way -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $475,900 (2047 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3708935 | Active
21045 Cornelia Grove Way -- 3 BR, 3 BA
Price: $460,900 (2047 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3676519 | Active
18803 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $409,000 (909 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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WEICHERT, REALTORS- | MLS # 3727722 | Active
18699 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $319,000 (874 sqft)
Complex: The Arbors
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Adam Blake Properties | MLS # 3734391 | Active
8669 Edinburgh Square Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $295,000 (1599 sqft)
Complex: Edinburgh Square
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Allen Tate Lake Norman | MLS # 3737944 | Active
18739 Vineyard Point Lane -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $279,000 (874 sqft)
Complex: Vineyard Point
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Brian Griep Properties | MLS # 3735409 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $277,900 (1167 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717344 | Active
18736 Nautical Drive -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $275,000 (931 sqft)
Complex: Admirals Quarters
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Keller Williams | MLS # 3738943 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $262,900 (1167 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717335 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $262,900 (1167 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717339 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 2 BR, 2 BA
Price: $262,900 (1167 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3702694 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $232,900 (966 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717330 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $227,900 (966 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717305 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $227,900 (966 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717307 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $227,900 (966 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717290 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $217,900 (966 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3717321 | Active
21024 Cornelia Grove Way -- 1 BR, 1 BA
Price: $217,900 (966 sqft)
Complex: Cornelius Woods
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The Allen Team Inc | MLS # 3676550 | Active

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